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“We Are Here To Help; Today Is no Different”
Early one Friday afternoon in the middle of February, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Netanel Moyal was preparing for Shabbat in his hometown of Ashdod, when he was suddenly alerted to a motor vehicle accident involving a truck and a motorcycle on B’nai Brith Street in Ashdod. Netanel immediately dropped what he was doing and told his wife that he was rushing out to help someone. He then jumped on his ambucycle and whizzed to the location of the accident. Another United Hatzalah volunteer, Benny Manala, also rushed over and met Moyal at the scene.
Debris from the destroyed motorbike was scattered across the roadway in the aftermath of the intense collision. The 25-year-old biker sustained a multi-system trauma and suffered serious injuries to his head and limbs. He was unconscious and his condition was deteriorating rapidly; there was no time to lose.
Netanel and Benny worked feverishly to stabilize the injured man, providing critical medical care that included applying trauma bandages, securing a c-collar neck brace and full-body immobilization. In the quickest possible time, the young man had received the on-site treatment necessary and was whisked off to Assuta Hospital in Ashdod for further urgent care.
“The rapid treatment this young man received was absolutely critical for him to survive this severe accident,” Moyal said. “He was in serious condition and was unconscious the entire time. We had to work quickly to save him, and we worked together with the ambulance teams that arrived in order to stabilize and treat him. That is what we are here for, no matter what time of day or night, we do our best to help those in need of our assistance, and today was no different.”
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